Hello UCA Learning Coaches and Students!
October is such a busy month and an exciting one. We have loved seeing many of our students at the Fall oriented field trips. If your student has not been able to attend a field trip or event yet, there is plenty
of time and opportunity. We aim to provide at least
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one field trip opportunity a month, varying the grades and age level. There are also so many fun events online that your student can participate in. We have a pumpkin carving contest and a costume contest just around the corner. Please check back here, at uca.school for events and information.
A very important date is coming up as well; we are days away from the midterm of our first semester. If your student is in semester long courses, that means they should be at 50% course completion by Thursday, October 26th. Please review your student’s gradebook with them and check their course completion. As we state in our Learning Commitment, it takes the partnership between home and school to create the best learning environment for our students. We greatly appreciate our Learning Coaches.
I wanted to draw your attention to our Counseling Corner. We are fortunate to have 3 Counselors at UCA that work to support our students and families. On the uca.school website under the Resources tab you will see Counseling in the pull down menu. When you hit that tab you will see Counseling live lessons that your student can watch and tips for students and their Learning Coaches. A parent of a 4th and 8th grader wrote: "My children attend the Counseling Live Lessons and I have been impressed by what they are covering there. We have made it a challenge to adopt 1 or 2 of the Habits of Healthy Kids each week. I appreciate the tips on reducing stress and anxiety in my children’s day through some of the advice given.”
There is another tab on the uca.school website that is titled Learning Coaches. There are many resources linked to this tab and they cover everything from running the scheduler to verifying your student’s comprehension to note taking strategies. Pls visit this page for a robust list of resources and hopefully a place where your questions will be answered. As always, we are here to support you and your student(s). Your homeroom teacher or Advisor are your direct link, but you may always call the office if you are not sure where to direct your question or comment. We are thrilled to have such an incredible group of students and families and we are excited to launch into the rest of the first semester with your student.
Stay safe and healthy and have a great week!
Open Volunteer Position – UCA Board of Directors
On behalf of UCA Board Chair, Ms. Kinney, please see the message below.
I am excited to share an opportunity with the school community. As dedicated volunteers serving the mission of the school and ensuring responsible governance, Board members are a vital part of the fabric of the school.
Currently, the Board is looking to increase its membership by adding one (1) parent/guardian representative! Interested individuals are encouraged to review the Board member role and responsibilities, as outlined in the attached flyer, and reach out to Erin Taylor, School Leader, through WebMail with your resume. Attending regularly scheduled meetings is a condition of membership.
The Board will begin reviewing applications beginning October 1, 2023.
UCA- Learning Commitment
Utah Connections Academy students problem-solve, brainstorm ideas, and engage in 21st-century skills such as collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication, and digital literacy.
UCA students contribute ideas, share perspectives, and their experiences to cultivate a community of shared accountability and leadership.